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Alexie, Sherman 1966-

Overview
Works: 288 works in 750 publications in 4 languages and 41,533 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Diary fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Poetry  Musical fiction  Interviews  Autobiographical fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Patron, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3551.L35774, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Sherman Alexie
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
48 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 6,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
38 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 3,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. There is Victor, who as a nine-year-old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who tells his stories long after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the Death Bed of Jimmy Many Horses III," even though he actually writes then on his kitchen table. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and mostly poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the past
Reservation blues by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise to fame of Coyote Springs, an all-Indian rock-and-roll band, tracing its journey from a Spokane reservation all the way to New York. A humorous exploration of serious subjects: the effect of Christianity on Native Americans, cultural assimilation and its impact on relations between Indian men and Indian women. By the author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Indian killer by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 2,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The plight of John Smith, an Indian stolen as a baby from his parents and brought up by whites. Angry because he has no roots he joins the street people, becoming a suspect when Seattle is hit by a serial killer who scalps his all-white victims. By the author of Reservation Blues
The toughest Indian in the world by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories about the lives and loves of modern-day American Indians
Ten little Indians : stories by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of new stories about Native Americans who, like all Americans, find themselves at personal and cultural crossroads, faced with heart-rending, tragic, sometimes wondrous moments of being that test their loyalties, their capacities, and their notions of who they are and who they love
Flight : a novel by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the verge of committing an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time and into various bodies, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experience
War dances by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying
Blasphemy : [new and selected stories] by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines fifteen of the author's classic short stories with fifteen new stories in an anthology that features tales involving donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, and marriage. In these comfort-zone-destroying tales, including the masterpiece, War Dances, characters grapple with racism, damaging stereotypes, poverty, alcoholism, diabetes, and the tragic loss of languages and customs. Questions of authenticity and identity abound
Smoke signals ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of the journey of two Coeur d'Alene Indian boys from Idaho to Arizona. Victor is the stoic, handsome son of an alcoholic father who has abandoned his family. Thomas is a gregarious, goofy young man orphaned as an infant by a fire which Victor's father accidentally started while drunk. Thomas is a storyteller who makes every effort to connect with the people around him; Victor, in contrast, uses his quiet demeanor to gain strength and confidence. When Victor's estranged father dies in Arizona the two young men embark on a journey to recover his ashes. Along the way the two learn a number of life lessons from each other and those around them
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie ( Recording )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot
Face by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this first full collection in nine years, Alexie's poems and prose show his celebrated passion and wit while also exploring new directions. Novelist, storyteller and performer, he won the National Book Award for his YA novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. His work has been praised throughout the world, but the bedrock remains what The New York Times Book Review said of his very first book: "Mr. Alexie's is one of the major lyric voices of our time."
The business of fancydancing : stories and poems by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War dances by Sherman Alexie ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a 41-year-old man confronts his own mortality in this collection's title story, he recalls his Spokane Indian father's chilling death from alcoholism and diabetes. Another tale features an eccentric salesman pursuing a married woman from airport to airport. And then there's the film editor who sees nothing wrong with altering footage to fit preconceived views--until he becomes the target of media distortion
First Indian on the moon by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The renowned Native American author offers a collection of poems, prose poems, mini-essays, and fragments of stories, woven together in a tapestry of pain about death by fire and survival by endurance on the Spokane Indian Reservation
One stick song by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by contemporary Native-American writer Sherman Alexie
The summer of black widows by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of poems revealing the spirit of North American Indian attitudes on life, love, and other experiences
Flight by Sherman Alexie ( )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer. The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of decision, he finds himself shot back through time to resurface in the body of an FBI agent during the civil rights era. It's only the first stop. He continues traveling back to inhabit the body of an Indian child during the battle at Little Bighorn and then ride with an Indian tracker in the 1800s before materializing as an airline pilot jetting through the skies today. During these furious travels through time, his refrain grows: "Who's to judge?" and "I don't understand humans." When finally the young warrior comes back to his own life, he is transformed by all he has seen
The business of fancydancing ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle have taken different paths when they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to college; one is now a successful poet, the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again
Old shirts & new skins by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems reveals the spirit of Native American resistance, determination, and sovereignty
 
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Alternative Names
Alexie, Sherman J. 1966-
Alexie, Sherman Joseph, 1966-
Sherman, Alexie 1966-
אלקסי, שרמן, 1966-
アレクシー, シャーマン
Languages
English (378)
German (7)
French (7)
Spanish (2)
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